Assisted Suicide Archives

March 16, 2009

The Shadowy World of Assisted Suicide

Source: National Right to Life "Mr. [Derek] Humphry said the network's protocols were deliberately written to avoid illegality. 'The person does everything themselves,' he said. ''They don the hood. They tie it around their neck. They reach forward. They turn... [more]

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March 25, 2008

Kevorkian Runs for Congress

They let him out of prison to run for congress? Jack Kevorkian, who spent eight years in prison for his role in an assisted suicide, will take on another crusade Monday: a race for Congress.... Kevorkian, 79, is expected to... [more]

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January 16, 2008

Jack Kevorkian visits Florida

The infamous proponent of assisted suicide was greeted by over 4,000 protesters:As dozens of pro-life advocates rallied outside, assisted suicide crusader Jack Kevorkian delivered an angry and rambling speech. Although he can only talk about euthanasia in a limited fashion,... [more]

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July 19, 2007

Keep Dr. Death Away from our Campuses!

From the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation: He's at it again. You might have heard that Jack Kevorkian, a.k.a. Dr. Death, was released early from prison on June 1, for "good behavior" following his conviction for second degree murder. Not surprisingly, our... [more]

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July 13, 2007

Say No to Dr. Death Petition

After his release from prison on June 1 for "good behavior," Jack Kevorkian, a.k.a. Dr. Death, resumed his promotion of assisted suicide as a humane conclusion for the terminally ill. He told Larry King that he felt it was important... [more]

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June 11, 2007

Canadians Support Assisted Suicide?

On June 10, 2007, the Ipsos Reid polling company released the results of a poll that was done between June 5 - 7, that included two questions related to assisted suicide. The results of the poll indicated that 71% of... [more]

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March 27, 2007

Suicide Bill Should Be Labeled 'Covert Abuses Act'

The 16,000-member Christian Medical Association today voiced strong opposition to a bill (AB 374), reviewed Tuesday by the Assembly Judiciary Committee, that would legalize assisted suicide in California. The national organization of physicians added its voice to the American Medical... [more]

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March 22, 2007

HMOs Support Suicide

California Association of Physicians Groups (CAPG), an organization representing HMO's responsible for 50 percent of the state's health care, are in support of assisted suicide legalization (AB 374). Wesley Smith comments: This is one medical endorsement that I welcome for... [more]

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March 15, 2007

Assisted Suicides at All Time High New Oregon Figures Show

Oregon is well down the slippery slope: The number of Oregon residents using the state's assisted suicide law to kill themselves is on the rise. New figures from the state's health department show more people in Oregon died under the... [more]

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February 19, 2007

Speaker of the California Assembly Flip Flops on Assisted Suicide

Democrat Fabian Nunez, speaker of the California assembly and a rising political star, is reversing his position on assisted suicide. After opposing bills that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with medication, Nunez now says he... [more]

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February 4, 2007

Physician-Assisted Suicide for the Mentally Ill in Switzerland

By Dan (the Way Warriors) (...) the slope, if possible, has become even slipper and has turned, in a horrendous direction - physician-assisted suicide for mentally ill patients. A Swiss Federal Tribunal court decision added mental illnesses as another reason... [more]

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December 16, 2006

Jack Kevorkian Granted Parole

Pamela Hennessy, founder of Partnership for Medical Ethics Reform, wrote a commentary on Jack Kevorkian's parole from jail. Ms. Hennessy wrote: "When I read the news that Jack Kevorkian was granted a parole because of his failing health, my head... [more]

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September 6, 2006

Nebraska Voters Decide on Humane Care This November

From Focus on the Family The horrific circumstances surrounding Terri Schiavo's death exposed a problem in the law. When she succumbed to starvation and dehydration after 13 days, pro-lifers vowed to never let it happen again. Now Nebraskans will vote... [more]

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June 29, 2006

California Judiciary Committee Blocks Assisted Suicide Bill

The Partnership for Medical Ethics Reform ( applauds the response of California's Judiciary Committee for allowing the proposed California physician assisted suicide bill, Assembly Bill 651, to be blocked in Committee, following the strong objections of expert witnesses on June... [more]

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June 5, 2006

The Economics of Life

The pro-life movement is celebrating victories that after over 30 years of Roe v Wade, the scourge of abortion, at least public support for it, has waned and is now the minority position. South Dakota passed an outright abortion ban... [more]

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May 25, 2006

The Consequences of Legalized Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights has scheduled a hearing on "The Consequences of Legalized Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia" for Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 226 of... [more]

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May 23, 2006

Study Finds Docs Who Assist Suicides Suffer "Substantial" Psychological Effects

PORTLAND, May 23, 2006 ( - A new study shows that the psychological effects of "helping patients to die" can be severe for doctors participating in euthanasia and physician assisted suicide (PAS). The report by the group Physicians for Compassionate... [more]

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May 10, 2006

Disability Coalition Opposes UK Assisted Suicide Bill

Not Dead Yet UK (NDYUK) launches on May 12th, 2006, when members of the group, some of whom have terminal illnesses, will be explaining their objections to the proposed legalization of assisted suicide. The "Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill... [more]

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April 13, 2006

California Assisted-Suicide Bill Nears Action

Focus on the Family reports:Voters have already said "No," but proponents keep fighting. California lawmakers are considering a bill that would legalize assisted suicide. AB 651 would make assisted suicide a medical treatment -- and give doctors the power to... [more]

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October 7, 2005

The Oregon Assisted Suicide Law

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in Gonzales v. Oregon, a case which tests whether the federal government can be forced to facilitate assisted suicide through the use of federally controlled drugs whenever a state no... [more]

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October 6, 2005

The Policy and Politics of Assisted Suicide

Wesley J. Smith comments on the assisted suicide case currently before the Supreme Court:Assisted suicide is a policy of privilege. Contemporary proponents are relatively few, but very committed. I believe under the law, the U.S. Government should win this case.... [more]

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